Sheriff departments are unique organizing targets for far-right and anti-immigrant movements, such as the Patriot movement’s Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association and the Federation for American Immigration Reform. While sheriffs broadly uphold law and order policies in line with systemic White supremacy, this map illustrates the widespread alignment of these two far-right networks with county sheriffs and local policies. Along with ICE, these sheriffs have become the Trump administration’s front line for anti-immigrant policing and deportation, while consolidating alliances between far-right movements and law enforcement.
This map illustrates sheriff departments aligned with the Patriot/militia movement and/or the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) dating back to 2013. It also shows 2nd Amendment Sanctuary policies and local agreements with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), two policies that often overlap with these right-wing networks.